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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• First brewed 1995
• Available November 1st to mid January
A ruby colored classic Scotch Ale made with crystal, Munich, smoked and special malts. No spices needed for this rich flavored brew.

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tfontana (1185) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle in pint glass from The Drinkery, Londonderry, NH. Aroma is bready, caramel, roasted cereal malt with a bit of fruit, yeasty dough and barnyard. Appearance is cloudy (lots of sediment floaters) brownish red with minimal beige head that dissipates fairly quickly and trace lacing. Taste is light-to-medium sweet up front and in the middle with some dry sour at the finish. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with average texture and lively carbonation. Overall, pleasant and highly drinkable but isn’t noteworthy in any way.

2.9
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
Robe rouge très claire surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse en dentelle. Arômes âcres. Saveurs âcres de mangue.

2.9
jgb9348 (6586) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Deep copper coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, figs, pit fruit and caramel. Medium-bodied; Spicey nuttiness up front with malt and caramel once again most noticeable. Aftertaste shows a bit of difference - some nuts and raisins stand out most. Overall, a decent holiday beer to try...pick it up if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 23 November 2006 (Thanksgiving).

2.9
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Thanks to jayli for sending this one along. Pours clear orange-gold with an off-white head. Nose is malt, cherry, slight hops, and Christmas air. Flavor is same, though a bit watered down. So-so overall.

2.9
Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
tap. amber pour with a decent head. spicy, with a bit of sweetness. limited body and finish. nice winter beer but a bit too sweet for me.

2.8
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2005
On tap. Orangish copper with a little head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is medium sweet with a bit of fruit and a little hop. Not bad.

2.8
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2005
12 oz. bottle. clear copper/orage with a thin, wispy tan head. Light, fruity aroma with a hint of spice. Taste can be summed up in one word, sweet. Has a sugery, carmel flavor. Summed up in one word, sweet. Not a bad beer, but a bit too sugery for my taste.

2.8
Brewbie (497) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle. Hard pour, small head which quickly receeded. Nice amber color. Bit of sweetness in the taste. Little bitterness in the finish. Not a bad beer, just doesn’t stand out for me.

2.8
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head that reduces to a lasting cover and copper color. Aroma is roasty, medium malt-toffee, home brewish/earthy first smell +, then ?. Taste is slightly sweet roasty/peat medium malt-toffee/cocoa, some herbal/metallic/aspirin hops. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.


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